Bullying in schoolchildren according to Angle’s classifications of malocclusion.

  • Ximena Quito-Rabanal Private Practice, Peru.
  • Marcos J. Carruitero Stomatology School Antenor Orrego Private University. Trujillo, Peru.


Objective: To compare bullying in schoolchildren according diffe-rent types of Angle’s malocclusion. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional and prospective study was performed. 217 schoolchildren were evaluated. A  scale-adapted validated questionnaire was applied to measure general bullying. Malocclusion was classified according to Angle’s classification. Comparison in bullying between different types of malocclusions was performed by Kruskal Wallis non-parametric test. Multiple linear regression analysis was also performed. Results: No statistically significant differences in bullying between the different types of Angle’s malocclusion was found (p=0.295). Multiple linear regression applied to bullying scores treated as dependent variable with malocclusion, sex, and age showed no influence of these variables on bullying (R2=0.0027, p>0.05). Conclusion: Bullying in schoolchildren does not differ according Angle’s classification of malocclusion. Further studies are necessary to emphasize the assessment of bullying related to malocclusion of anterior teeth.


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How to Cite
QUITO-RABANAL, Ximena; CARRUITERO, Marcos J.. Bullying in schoolchildren according to Angle’s classifications of malocclusion.. Journal of Oral Research, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 5, p. 206-209, june 2018. ISSN 0719-2479. Available at: <https://joralres.com/index.php/JOR/article/view/joralres.2018.050>. Date accessed: 24 july 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.17126/joralres.2018.050.


bullying; child; schools; malocclusion.